In a continuing effort to increase the content, and with any luck awareness of the rich history woven in the landscape of Gold Butte, I have posted a short excerpt from a study that was done on the mineral deposits in the potential reservoir site now known as Lake Mead. The specific site referenced in this excerpt is a salt mine owned and operated by Daniel Bonelli.
If a list were to be compiled of the significant characters that contributed to the historical patchwork that has evolved into Gold Butte, Daniel Bonelli would have a vivid and colorful block. Bonelli helped lay the foundation for future settlement in this area.
Look for more history of Daniel Bonelli in coming posts at http://goldbuttehistory.blogspot.com/